Type Public company
Industry Mass media
Founded October 1992
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Subhash Chandra (Chairman)
Punit Goenka (MD&CEO)
Products Broadcasting, publishing, cable, movie prodn.
Revenue Rs. 36,996 million
Net income Rs. 7,196 million
My board asked me when I would be able to turn it around. I said I
didn’t know. They asked me how I would do it. I said, “Slowly and
painfully.” So, there is no overnight success.
MD & CEO,
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited
Mr . Punit Goenka
1995, Mr. Punit Goenka set off on an extraordinary, career-defining journey with
the Essel Conglomerate.
From heading the Music Division of Zee TV to taking charge as Director for a host
of Public Limited Companies:
Essel Infraprojects Ltd.,
Essel Telecom Holdings Ltd.,
Zee Sports Ltd.,
His consistent performance, innovative strategies and an inimitable flair for new
business opportunities saw him move up the corporate ladder. He has also
served as Director of Dish TV India Ltd., (Jan 2007 to April 2008).
2004: the turning point in his career. Once he took charge as the
Business Head of Zee TV there was no stopping this self-motivated
2005: He was promoted as the Network Operating Officer (NOO)
and assumed full responsibility of Programming, Operations,
Administration and HR functions of all Entertainment Channels of
the ZEEL Network.
July 2008, He took charge as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) -
The biggest chunk of my time goes into
programming. At the end of the day, that is
our product. The sales guys can’t sell unless
the ratings are delivered. And I always tell
the programming guys that you are only as
good as your last show.
He respects others’ ideas.
He is a dynamic leader whose actions speak louder than words.
His strong work ethics and hands-on approach has been instrumental
in steering the ZEEL Empire to new frontiers of success.
He does not allow the fact that he is son of the owner of Zee TV.
He has reputation for being a team player
He encourages the group to share ideas and opinions, even though he
retains the final say over decisions.